Musings of a Sports Fanatic: June 12

June 13, 2024 

Tim leads off with some US Open golf talk and a pick to win. Tim’s Time Machine goes back to 1999, 2005, 2014 for the last three US Opens at Pinehurst #2. On the docket is NBA, NHL, and MLB, including a take on the Phillies and Pirates differences.…

The Phillies and Pirates aren’t just on opposite ends of the state

June 10, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

Living in Central Pennsylvania allows me to see a fairly even split of Phillies and Pirates paraphernalia. Phillies fans are gloating right now, while Pirates fans are worried it is more of the same in Pittsburgh.

I noticed a great debate…

Musings of a Sports Fanatic

June 8, 2024 

It is a “winging it” edition of the podcast this week. After a very hectic week, Tim picks out a few things from Caitlin Clark to baseball to chat about in this shortened edition of Musings.

 

Great intentions still can’t change history

June 2, 2024 Baseball Column Tim's Two Cents

Even when baseball tries to do the right thing, they do the wrong thing.

Last week baseball announced that its statistical archives would now include Negro League players.

On the surface that is great news. Certainly, it is great news…

Wall2WallFootball: Rivalry Edition

June 1, 2024 

Tim and Eric discuss the news and notes from all football including another black eye for Penn State football, scheduling for power teams in light of the news that USC tried to get out of the game with LSU, and Steelers OTA news. Plus, the guys…

Musings of a Sports Fanatic: May 30

May 31, 2024 

Tim gives one last shout out to Bill Walton on the lessons Walton taught him. Tim’s Time Machine goes back to the 1977 NBA Finals where Walton dominated in leading Portland over the 76ers. The Docket has NBA, NHL, college hoops, MLB, and Scottie…

Another plea to Cooperstown for The Cobra

May 26, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents Pittsburgh Sports

I haven’t done this for quite some time.

Watching the pregame ceremony on Saturday in Pittsburgh honoring the 45th anniversary of the Pirates last World Series championship team stirred some emotions.

It is hard to see your heroes…

Wall2WallFootball: Changes Edition

May 24, 2024 

Tim and Eric discuss the Penn State renovations at Beaver Stadium and another under the radar story surfacing about James Franklin. OTA’s have started in the NFL, plus other college and pro tidbits. And the boys discuss things they would change about…

Musings of a Sports Fanatic: May 23

May 24, 2024 

Tim leads off with talk of the lousy NBA coverage coming from ESPN, which leads to Tim’s Time Machine to remember the great NBA coverage from the 70’s on, from Marv Albert to the current TNT crew. The Docket is loaded with NBA and NHL playoffs, golf,…

You make the call; it couldn’t be any worse

May 20, 2024 Column Tim's Two Cents

When did adjudication become so difficult.

NHL officials have been swallowing their whistles late in games for decades. NFL officials have been clueless on pass interference and roughing the passer calls for quite some time. NBA officials have…